Updated on August 11, 2023
The California 14-Day Notice to quit (Domestic Violence) form is an essential legal instrument used in the state of California. It allows tenants who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, or elder abuse to provide notice of their intention to terminate their tenancy within 14 days. This form recognizes the urgency and need for such victims to relocate for safety reasons.
Overview of the Form
- Tenant Information (Page 1): This section records the tenant’s details, including their name and the address of the property they’re renting.
- Notice Details (Page 1): In this section, the tenant officially informs the landlord of their intent to terminate the tenancy due to domestic violence or other related issues. The tenant also states their commitment to pay rent for the 14-day notice period.
- Third-Party Statement (Page 2): This part is for a qualified third party, such as a counselor or healthcare provider, to validate the tenant’s claims. The third party must meet certain criteria as detailed in the form.
- Signature of Tenant (Page 2): The tenant signs and dates the document, asserting the truth of their statement and intention to terminate the tenancy.
- Signature of Qualified Party (Page 3): The qualified third party, validating the tenant’s claims, provides their signature and details, including their licensing information and the date of the incident(s).
How to Use
When to Use
Relevant California Civil Code
- Civil Code 1946.7
- Section 6211
- Civil Code Section 1946.7
- Section 236.1